Mbappe's Celebrations Cause 60-Man Fight in Barcelona Tunnel After UCL Win

PSG striker Kylian Mbappe | Imago

Mbappe's Celebrations Cause 60-Man Fight in Barcelona Tunnel After UCL Win

Ayoola Kelechi 19:37 - 18.04.2024

Kylian Mbappe got a taste of future El Clasico hospitality from Barcelona players who were not happy with his celebrations after PSG's Champions League triumph

The aftermath of Paris Saint-Germain's historic victory over Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals took a dramatic turn, with reports emerging of a heated altercation between players from both sides in the tunnel, sparked by French forward Kylian Mbappe.

Historic PSG Comeback

PSG made history by securing a remarkable comeback against Barcelona, defeating them 4-1 at the Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc.

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Two goals from Mbappe and one each from former Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele and Portuguese midfielder Vitinha helped PSG come back from a goal down on the night to seal a victory in a feisty affair.

This victory marked the first time a French side had qualified for the next round of the Champions League after losing the first leg.

Wild Celebrations

Celebrations erupted among the PSG players following their momentous win, but tensions flared as Kylian Mbappe's exuberant celebrations reverberated through the tunnel. The atmosphere was charged with emotions, particularly for a Barcelona team disappointed over their missed opportunity to progress to the semi-finals.

PSG striker Kylian Mbappe was the tormentor-in-chief against Barcelona. | Imago
PSG striker Kylian Mbappe was the tormentor-in-chief against Barcelona. | Imago

Despite initially holding the advantage after their 3-2 victory in Paris, Barcelona's lead slipped away due to self-inflicted mistakes, including Ronald Araújo's red card and João Cancelo's penalty.

Kylian Mbappe Confrontation

As Kylian Mbappe made his way into the tunnel, Barcelona players reportedly heard him shouting, "It's football, and it's on the pitch that we do our talking." Interpreting Mbappe's words as a provocation, Barcelona players confronted the Frenchman, leading to a chaotic scene in the tunnel. Insults were exchanged, and tensions escalated as players and backroom staff from both teams pushed each other.

The confrontation quickly escalated, involving approximately sixty individuals from both sides. However, before the situation could escalate further, the teams were eventually separated, diffusing the tension. While the incident did not escalate beyond verbal and physical exchanges, it serves as a testament to the intensity and emotions that accompany high-stakes matches in football.

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